Barrett Watten is a language-centered poet and critic. His collection Frame: 1971–1990appeared from Sun & Moon in 1997; Bad History, from Atelos in 1998; and Progress/Under Erasurefrom Green Integer in 2004. He edited This, one of the central publications of Language writing, and co-edited Poetics Journal with Lyn Hejinian. He also collaborated on Leningrad: American Writers in the Soviet Union (1991) and The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography (2006–10), and Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement (Palgrave, 2009); Wesleyan University Press published a combined print/digital Guide to Poetics Journal and Poetics Journal Digital Archive in 2013-15. His critical writing includes The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics (2003; René Wellek Prize, 2004) and Questions of Poetics: Language Writing and Consequences (2016). He teaches at Wayne State University, Detroit, and posts at barrettwatten.net.